Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is illegal in Kansas. According to such laws, an employer cannot use race as the basis for making decisions regarding hiring, recruitment, wage levels, or promotion opportunities.
What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency in charge of investigating workplace discrimination, and employees discriminated against must file a claim with the EEOC before taking the matter to court. Discrimination based on race involves an employer who treats worker(s) differently than employees who are of another racial background.
To be successful in a racial discrimination claim, the Russell employee must also prove that their employee had the required intent to discriminate based upon the person's race. The employer's intent can often be proven by showing that other people of different races were treated preferentially.
How Can a Russell Lawyer Help with My Claim?
Recorded statements about racial issues that were made by the employer can also be used in some cases to establish intent. Depending on where you file your claim, the procedural laws will vary greatly, and so a Russell lawyer will help familiarize you with the requirements for your district. A Kansas lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.